$20,000 Scholarship Fund for Women Filmmakers Offered by Muse Media

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San Francisco Women’s Film Festival and Muse Media Scholarship Deadline February 15, 2006.

Muse Media Center post-production film facility has announced that it will be offering a scholarship valued at $20,000 to provide facilities to help independent women filmmakers finish their work.

Serious filmmakers who meet San Francisco Women’s Film Festival (SFWFF) entry requirements and who have already raised funding for their films will be interviewed by a panel of judges at SFWFF in April 2006. Filmmakers will be permitted up to five minutes to pitch their projects during the festival and the scholarship award will permit after-hours use of the Muse Media Center’s facilities for one month, which is valued at $20,000.

Noah Veneklasen, Principal of the Muse Media Center, says, “We think of the process leading up to the scholarship award as a kind of Project Greenlight. Between the pitch sessions and the excitement of the festival, we hope to create a fun atmosphere that culminates in awarding much-need support to an independent filmmaker.”

Noah opened the center with his wife Karyn Veneklasen in 2005 with the intent of building an independent film community around the center. Both Noah and Karyn are accomplished producers, with experience in corporate videos, documentaries and feature-lengths.

Scarlett Shepard, founder of the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival (SFWFF), says, “We are thrilled to receive Muse Media Center’s generous support. The SFWFF mission is to honor, showcase and facilitate the creation of films that are directed or co-directed by women. We achieve our mission by supporting, promoting, exhibiting and honoring the achievements and contributions of women in the world of cinema.

“The Muse Media facility is completely state of the art—we really couldn’t ask for more in terms of being able to provide a filmmaker with stellar accommodations to edit her film. Muse Media’s scholarship offer helps the festival fulfill our mission.”

The Muse Media Center is a post-production facility offering editorial, audio, graphics and portable audio and video editing tools. For more information about their facilities, visit http://www.musemediacenter.com. No phone calls please!

For more information about how to qualify for the scholarship, visit the SFWFF website at http://sfwff.com

San Francisco Women’s Film Festival

April 19-30, 2006

415-820-1500

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